Bands Directory

This summer is packed with amazing performers of an assortment of genres. There are famous rappers, alternative rock bands, and stadiums packed with concert-goers. San Diego is home to the best band venues and this summer will consist of  talented artists from across the world. Each week, this page will be updated with the latest bands, so make sure to keep checking SD Entertainer’s directory for the best local concerts. Don’t forget to check out our concert’s page for the best concerts playing this summer.

Arts and Amps

Where: 5985 Santa Fe St., Pacific Beach

When: All shows at 5 pm

Admission: Free, must be 21 or older

July 29: The Schizophonics, with Creature Canyon


Where: 2900 Highland Ave. National

When: All shows are 7:30 pm

Admission: higher price below is for the first 5 rows


July 21: Jimmy Webb ($35-$45)

Athenaeum Music and Arts Library

Where: 1008 Wall St. La Jolla

When: All shows are 7:30 pm, unless otherwise noted

Admission: All ages welcome; $21 for Athenaeum members and $ 26 for nonmembers

Bang Bang

Where: 526 Market St., downtown

When: All shows start at 10 pm

Admission: Must be 21 or older; prices vary

Brick By Brick

Where: 1130 Buenos Ave., San Diego

When: Times vary  and are below

Admission: Must be 21 or older, prices vary and are below


July 21: Dead Kennedys, with Sculpins, Authentic Sellout, Systematic Abuse (8 p.m.; $30-$35)

July 27: Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime, with special guests (7:30 p.m.; $25)

The Casbah

Where: 2501 Kettner Blvd., Midtown

When: All shows at 9 pm on weeknights and 9:30 pm on Friday and Saturday; Doors open at 8:30 pm

Admission: Must be 21 or older


Where: Arias Hall (behind the Musicians Association building), 1717 Morena Blvd., Bay Park

When: All shows are at 8 pm, unless otherwise indicated

Admission: $10 for students and $15 for adults, unless otherwise indicated


July 21: The Bi-National Mambo Orchestra ($20; $15 students and seniors

July 22: Joshua White Trio ($20)

July 28: Matt Hall Quartet ($20; $15 students, seniors and military)

Java Joes

Where: 2611 Congress St. Old Town San Diego

When: All shows start at 8 pm, unless otherwise noted

Admission: All ages welcome

Moonshine Flats

Where: 344 Seventh Ave. downtown

When: Shows are at 10 pm, unless otherwise noted

Admission: Must be 21 or older, $10 cover charge, unless otherwise noted — however, free admission is available for most shows if you sign up in advance on the venue’s website.

950 Lounge

Where: Handlery Hotel, 950 Hotel Circle N. Mission Valley

When: Fridays at 5:30 pm

Admission: Free, no coverage


July 21: GPS Trio + One, featuring Justin Grinnell, Jim Plank & Tripp Sprague, with Duncan Moore

July 28: Paul Combs Trio

Observatory North Park (formerly North Park Theater)

Where: 2891 University Ave., North Park

When: Doors generally open at 7 pm and show starts at 8 pm, unless otherwise indicated

Admission: All ages, prices vary


July 19: Khalid (sold out; 7 p.m.)

July 20: Badbadnotgood ($25)

July 28: Taking Back Sunday ($35; 7:30 p.m.)

 San Diego County Fair 2017 Paddock Concert Series

Where: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar

When: All shows are at 8 pm

Admission: Free with fair admission,

Soda Bar

Where: 3615 El Cajon Blvd., City Heights

When: Doors open at 8 pm, set times vary

Admission: Must be 21 or older, prices vary


July 20: Beach Fossils (7:30 p.m.; $20)

July 21: Rozwell Kids (8:30 p.m.; $12-$14)

July 23: Maggie Koerner (8 p.m.; $12)

July 24: Post Animal (8:30 p.m.; $8-$10)

July 30: Hollis Brown (8 p.m.; $10-$12)


Where: 3350 Sports Arena Blvd., Midway District.

Admission: All ages.


July 29: King Lil G (7 p.m.; $20) (side stage)

Space (formerly The Hideout)

Where: 3519 El Cajon Blvd., City Heights

When: Doors open at 8 p.m

Admission: All concerts are 21-and-up


July 24: Yowie, INUS, Seather Wolf, In The Womb ($10)

July 30: Steve Gunn and Heron Oblivion, James Elkington ($13-$15)

Sunset Poolside Jazz Series at the Westgate

Where: The Westgate Hotel, poolside, third floor, 1055 Second Ave., downtown

When: Performances start at 6:30 p.m.

Admission: 21 and up